AlixPartners, the global advisory firm, has announced that Simon Freakley has been appointed co-CEO alongside the current CEO Fred Crawford. They will work together in this role until 1 January 2016, at which time Simon Freakley will become sole CEO of AlixPartners. Fred Crawford will take on a new role within the firm and remain a member of the board.
Simon Freakley joined the firm as a managing director in February 2015, when AlixPartners acquired Zolfo Cooper Europe, where Simon had been CEO for seven years. Zolfo Cooper Europe was a leading independent provider of advisory and restructuring services. Previously he had been Global CEO of Kroll Inc, based in New York, from 2004-2008.